Haplanthodes nilgherrensis (Wight) R.B.Majumdar

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Haplanthodes nilgherrensis (Wight) R.B.Majumdar
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in shaded places, moist deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : Highly branched herbs with quadrangular branches; Leaves glabrous, attenuate; Petiole long; Infloresecence in terminal spikes terminal, dense, hairy; Calyx long, lobed,hairy; Corolla long, lobed hairy; Style slender, Stigma linear; Fruit a oblong capsule; Seeds hairy.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6886
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Haplanthodes nilgherrensis. Downloaded on 21 August 2019.

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